On the eve of Earth Day, 45 members of the U.S. House of Representatives delivered a letter to Special Presidential Envoy for Climate Change John Kerry accusing him of “abuse of power” for leaning on banks and other financial institutions to deny funding for fossil fuel-related entities in the name of fighting climate change. “We write to you to express concern with your decision, as reported in the press, to pressure U.S. banks to make radical, overly prescriptive commitments related to climate change that may not be in the best interest of their businesses, shareholders, employees or customers.1 Such pressure from a senior Administration official is a blatant abuse of power,” the letter said. “Your actions, and the broader actions of the Biden Administration on financial regulation, threaten to compromise the competitiveness of American financial institutions, ignore market demand in energy consumption, increase prices for consumers and kill American jobs.” The letter says, … [Read more...] about GOP House Members Accuse John Kerry of ‘Abuse of Power’ for Pressing Banks to Deny Funding for Fossil Fuel Entities
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DALLAS ( CBSDFW.COM ) – While the last of the stimulus checks arrive in the mail, many Americans are receiving extra money. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is also sending out catch-up payments, otherwise known as “plus-up” payments, to those whose third payment was less than they are eligible for. These plus-up payments do not apply to the first two rounds of stimulus. The IRS used the latest tax return information on file to figure out the amount of the third stimulus check. For people who had not yet completed their 2020 taxes, that was still their 2019 tax return. Many people had a much lower income in 2020, given the pandemic shutdowns and record unemployment. Others welcomed a new member to the family. READ MORE: Stimulus Check Latest: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming? In some cases, the lower income or the additional dependent made them eligible for a bigger stimulus check. These plus-up payments are the difference between what people initially received and what … [Read more...] about Stimulus Check Latest: Who Is Getting A Plus-Up Payment?
Sen. Ed Markey Ed Markey Lawmakers react to guilty verdict in Chauvin murder trial: 'Our work is far from done' Overnight Energy: Biden reportedly will pledge to halve US emissions by 2030 | Ocasio-Cortez, Markey reintroduce Green New Deal resolution Ocasio-Cortez, Markey reintroduce Green New Deal resolution MORE (D-Mass.) and Rep. Kathy Castor Katherine (Kathy) Anne Castor Lawmakers react to guilty verdict in Chauvin murder trial: 'Our work is far from done' Hillicon Valley: Biden administration sanctions Russia for SolarWinds hack, election interference House Republicans circulate memo on legislative concepts targeting Big Tech MORE (D-Fla.) urged the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate if Google’s app store is misleadingly marketing children’s apps as compliant with a law aimed at protecting children’s privacy. The Democrats on Wednesday sent a letter to the FTC calling for the commission to launch an investigation into … [Read more...] about Markey, Castor urge FTC to investigate Google Play Store
The neighborhood social media app Nextdoor is reportedly introducing new “anti-racism notifications” that will alert users if the app thinks that they’re going to post something racist. The company’s example of a racist post that will receive the notification is “all lives matter.” The Verge reports that the neighborhood social media app Nextdoor is introducing a new anti-racism notification which will ask users to reconsider their post if it detects offensive or racist language in their posts. Previously, the app introduced a Kindness Reminder asking users to avoid posting phrases or words that Nextdoor finds objectionable. In a blog post announcing the new anti-racism notification, Nextdoor pointed to its Kindness Reminder’s success, stating that it had reduced “incivil content” on the app by 30 percent and hoped that the anti-racism notification would have a similar effect. Nextdoor showed an example of someone responding to a Black Lives Matter post with a … [Read more...] about Nextdoor Adds ‘Anti-Racism Notifications’ to Warn Users of Posts Like ‘All Lives Matter’
Susan Wojcicki, the CEO of the Google-owned video-sharing platform YouTube, has received a “Free Expression” award from the Freedom Forum Institute in a virtual ceremony — sponsored by YouTube. Newsweek reports that YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has received a “Free Expression” award from the Freedom Forum Institute as part of a virtual ceremony which featured YouTube as a “signature sponsor.” A creator from the platform named Molly Burke presented Wojcicki with the award in a video posted to YouTube. Burke stated: “I’m so excited to be here tonight to present Susan Wojcicki with the Free Expression award. As the CEO of YouTube, Susan is facing some of the most critical issues around free expression today.” Wojcicki was interviewed during the ceremony and emphasized the importance of free speech and claimed her company works to protect free speech online. “I’ve just seen the real benefits that freedom of speech has, as well as representing people of all different … [Read more...] about YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki Receives ‘Free Expression’ Award (Sponsored by YouTube)